36ft Smack Tryell & Young Gaff Cutter GRP

Price Details

Price: £60,000 GBP
Location: Faversham, Kent GB
Make: Tyrell & Young
Year: 1983
Condition: Well maintained kept Ashore
Category: Traditional Sail
Class: Gaff Rig Cutter.
Keel Type: Full Keel


Mutual Friend was built by Tyrell and Young, for John Tyrell, himself in 1983. She has a GRP hull with GRP sheathed plywood decks.

Using the lines off a Traditional East Coast Sailing Smack built from modern materials, she sleeps 6 persons. Offers a Headroom 6ft 2ins.

Spacious comfortable accommodation below decks. There is a heating system and hot running water.She is always warm and dry below decks.
She has been constantly maintained in her present ownership.Part one registered and kept in very good condition.
48ft is her length overall with Bowsprit.     Deck length 36ft
In her present ownership for over 30 years all the while she has been continuously upgraded and now sails beautifully.


Nominal Length: 10.97m
Length Overall: 14.63m
Length Of Deck: 10.97m
Length At Water Line: 10.52m

Beam: 2.90m
Draft: 1.37m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 50gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 75gallons
Displacement: 15.00 Tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 50hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: John Tyrell
Designer: John Tyrell
Boat Name: Mutual Friend


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Description: Beta Marine 50hp diesel inboard engine. Only 244 hours on the clock. single lever Morse controls.
4 cylinders, PRM260 gear box. Triple bladed propeller shaft driven. Indirect cooling system.
New 50 gallon fuel tank fitted.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft driven



Moulded GRP hull on the lines of a Sailing Smack.
This example was built for Tyrell himself.
Straight stem counter stern, tiller steered. Rudder and tiller have been replaced with new .
Carries a full gaff cutter rig, inboard engine.
Deck are GRP sheathed painted grey. Long keel. Lead ingots, internal ballast.


She has headroom of 6ft 2ins below. All berths measure 6ft 6ins.
There are six berths in two cabins. Forepeak converts to double with the heads stowed beneath, sea toilet.
Reflex cabin heater which produces hot water for the radiators plus 15gals of hot water. There is also a calorifier adjacent to the engine.


Hydraulic windlass/ capstan
An engine driven pump
an electric clutch
Tiller pilot


Hollow wooden varnished Gaff spar.

Solid Douglass Fir Mast and spars. Bowsprit can be lifted when mooring, pinned at the bits.

All renewed in  her present ownership. Traditionally rigged as a gaff cutter.

Terylene cream suit of sails. all made by North Sea Sails:
storm jib/ topsail and a jib topsail. Main sail,  Jib, a Staysail,All  have hardly been used.
One bronze self tailing sheet winch by Barient.
All new galvanised iron works.
Blocks and tackles, yards of sheet lengths
All running and standing rigging has been replaced in this her present ownership.

Navigation Equipment:

VHF radio
NASA Meteoman
Hand bearing compass
Safety Equipment: Grab rails on the cabin top